ronnie wrote:RichardM wrote:.
At any rate, when I saw one of the 4 didn't HAVE a kite leash, I couldn't resist asking him if he had one. Since I was just in shorts and he wasn't sure if I was a kiter, he pointed to his red line attachment at the CL and said that was his leash. When I then asked him if he knew what the purpose of a leash was, he said he didn't want to argue and walked away.
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The rest of what you said is fine.
If that guy was flying a 2009 Cabrinha, then he answered your question correctly and told you where his kite leash was.
I've had someone ask me the same question when flying a 2009 Cabrinha.
Toby wrote:is the lofting a real dangerous thing?
I don't think so. At least if it is not a real freak gust.
If you keep simple rules in mind, like "distance is your friend" (thx Richard for the story of those guys...unbelievable!!!) then if you get lofted you just fly it, come down and release.
I think the real problem is here the fast kites! Too easy to loose control and get it to loop.
A slower kite just sits there.
I think lessons should teach that if yo get lofted, you need to fly it, and not panic. There is no other option!
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